Regular Meeting eAgenda
November 18
, 2008

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
 
Tom Bates, Mayor
Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Betty Olds

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – vacant

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

 
This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900.
 
The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Five persons selected by lottery will have two minutes each to address matters not on the Council agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a name card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting.  Five cards will be drawn by the City Clerk to determine the speakers who will be allowed to comment during the first round of public comment on non-agenda matters. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Name cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only:
 The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Up to three speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of a Consent Calendar Item.  The Presiding Officer will ask additional persons in the audience to stand to demonstrate their respective opposition to or support of the item.

In the event that there are more than three persons wishing to speak either in opposition to or support of a “Consent” item, the Presiding Officer will move the item to the beginning of the Action Calendar.  Prior to moving the item, the Presiding Officer will fully inform those persons in the audience of this process.

Consent Calendar

The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for action or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to action.  Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group.  “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.

After hearing from public speakers regarding items remaining on the Consent Calendar, any Council Member may move any Information or Consent item to “Action”, however no additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar at that point.  Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.

For items removed from the Consent Calendar to the Action Calendar for additional public comment, at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar, public comment will be limited to persons who have not previously addressed that item during the Consent Calendar related public comment period.

1.   FY 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt second reading of Ordinance 7,065-N.S, the FY 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

2.   FY 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance – Ratification of Excess Expenditures (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution to amend Resolution 64,115-N.S as adopted by City Council on June 24, 2008, to extend temporary appropriations from $50 million to $163 million to cover payroll and other expenses from July 1, 2008, until the effective date of the FY 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance of December 18, 2008.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

3.   Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of October 7, 2008 (regular); October 21, 2008 (regular); October 28, 2008 (special closed and regular) and February 4, 2008 (special).
Financial Implications: None
Contact:  Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900

4.   Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the attached new invitation for bid/request for proposal (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued in the next 30 days upon final approval by the requesting department or division.
Financial Implications:  Various Funds - $2,678,486
Contact:  Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

5.   Repeal of Ordinance No. 7,039-N.S. and Amendments to the 2008 Berkeley Fire Code (PDF)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt an Ordinance 1) repealing Ordinance No. 7,039-N.S. (thereby restoring Ordinance No. 7,003-N.S.); and 2) amending BMC 19.48.020.  These amendments will clarify the intent of the code.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473

6.   Contract No. 6642 Amendment: Vocational Services for Mental Health Clients (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6642 with Rubicon Programs, Inc. for the provision of vocational services to mental health clients to increase the contract amount by $71,943 for a total contract amount not to exceed $151,000.
Financial Implications:  General Fund - $71,943
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

7.   Grant: Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Program (PDF)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept grant funds from the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Program in the amount of $30,000 to implement the "Berkeley Zaps Asthma Project" for the period October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009; to execute the resultant revenue agreements, contracts and any amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

8.   Memorandum of Understanding: Public Employees Union Local One (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt two Resolutions:
1)     Approving a new four-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Employees Union Local One (hereinafter referred to as the "Union") with a term of June 29, 2008 through June 23, 2012, authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement the new labor agreement that includes certain adjustments to salaries and benefits retroactive to October 5, 2008 or other dates as set forth in the contract;
2)     Approving a new salary resolution for Representation Units M, M1, P1 and P2 that implement the new salary levels negotiated in the new labor agreement, and rescinding Resolution No. 61,839-N.S.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

9.   Contract No. 7393 Amendment: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Interactive Web Response (IWR) System (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 7393 with Teleworks, Inc. for licensing and maintenance of a Citywide Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Interactive Web Response (IWR) system, and related services, increasing the amount by $72,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $156,000, and extending the term to June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications:  General Fund - $72,000
Contact:  Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500

10.  Contract: MCH Construction, Inc. for the Shorebird Nature Center Phase II Building Renovation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution
1)     Approving plans and specifications for the Shorebird Nature Center Building Renovations Project, 08-10328-C;
2)     Accepting the bid of MCH Construction, Inc., for $329,000;
3)     Authorizing the City Manager, or his/her designee, to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $361,900 for the period of 278 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications:  Various Funds - $361,900
Contact:  William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

11.  Donation: Shorebird Park Nature Center (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution accepting an anonymous donation to the Shorebird Park Nature Center in the amount of $5,000.
Financial Implications:  Marina Operations/Maintenance Fund - $5,000 (revenue)
Contact:  William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

12.  Contract: Amphion Environmental, Inc. - Terrace View Park Master Plan (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
 Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Amphion Environmental, Inc. to provide landscape architectural design services for the Terrace View Park Master Plan, for an amount not to exceed $68,877 for all services and reimbursable expenses for the term of November 19, 2008 through December 31, 2009.
Financial Implications:  Capital Improvement Fund - $68,877
Contact:  William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

13.  Grant: 2008-09 Office of Traffic Safety DUI Enforcement (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the DUI Enforcement and Awareness Program award from the Office of Traffic Safety in the amount of $177,846 to conduct Driving under the Influence (DUI) enforcement activities.
Financial Implications:  Office of Traffic Safety DUI Enforcement Education Program Fund -  $177,846 - (revenue)
Contact:  Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

14.  Grant: Safe Routes to Transit Initial Project Report for Ed Roberts Campus (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to:  1.Submit an Initial Project Report (IPR) to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) regarding the $325,000 Safe Routes to Transit grant awarded in 2007 to the "Safe Routes to Ed Roberts Campus/Ashby BART" project; and   2.Execute and submit an IPR to enable allocation of Regional Measure 2 funds in the amount of $325,000 by MTC for the construction phase of the Ed Roberts Campus.
Financial Implications:  MTC Revenue - $325,000
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

15.  Contract: Precision Engineering, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Project at Sixth Street, California Street, Allston Way, and Vermont Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project located at Sixth Street, California Street, Allston Way, and Vermont Avenue; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with Precision Engineering, Inc., until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $438,898 for a term of 220 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications:  Sewer Fund - $438,898
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

16.  Contract Amendments: Burks Toma Architects (No. 7721) and Design, Community & Environment (No. 7185B) for Architectural and Engineering Services for the New Animal Shelter (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation
:  Adopt Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to:
1.      Execute an amendment to Contract No. 7721 with Burks Toma Architects for additional architectural services on the new Animal Shelter, increasing the not to exceed amount by $64,290 for a new total of $564,290.
|2.      Execute an amendment to Contract No. 7185B with Design, Community & Environment (DC&E) for additional civil engineering and landscape design services for the new Animal Shelter; increasing the amount by $87,406 for a new total of $137,712 on the Animal Shelter portion, thus increasing the total not to exceed amount for both the Animal Shelter and the East Touchdown Plaza projects to $305,733; and extending the contract term to February 15, 2007 to June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

17.  Contract: Clean Harbors Environmental Services for Removal, Recycling, Treatment and Disposal of Hazardous Waste (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Clean Harbors Environmental Services for hazardous waste services on an as-needed basis, in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for the period November 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

18.  Contract No. 6927C Amendment: DMJM Harris, Inc. for On-Call Transportation Planning Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6927C with DMJM Harris, Inc. (formerly Korve Engineering) for on-call transportation planning and engineering services; increasing the not to exceed amount by $32,000 to $212,000; and extending the term to March 1, 2006 through January 31, 2009.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

19.  Purchase Order: TEC of California, Inc. for Two Sewer Maintenance Trucks (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for TEC of California, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $296,000 for two sewer maintenance trucks.
Financial Implications:  Equipment Replacement Fund - $296,000
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

20. **Removed from agenda per City Manager** Grant Applications:  Proposition 84 Funds for Codornices Creek Restoration Project at 1100 Kains Ave

21. **Continued to 12/08/08 per City Manager** Contract: DELTAWRX Management Consultants for Selection of Interoperable Communications System

22.  Proposition 1B (Transportation Bond) Funding for University Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution approving use of FY 2009 Proposition 1B funding in the amount of $1,580,990 for the University Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

23.  Contract No. 7428B Amendment: Leila Khatapoush for Recycling and Food Waste Program Training (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7428B with Leila Khatapoush, increasing the amount by $40,000 for a total amount not to exceed $89,900 for FY2009, and extending the term from September 17, 2007 to June 30, 2009.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

24.  Development Plan and Time Schedule for the Sewer System Management Plan (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution approving the development plan and time schedule for Berkeley’s Sewer System Management Plan as mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

25.  Audit - Transfer Station Receipts: Additional Improvements Needed (PDF)
From: Auditor
Recommendation:
  Request the City Manager to report back during or before May 2009 on the implementation status of each of the City Auditor's recommendations in the attached report.  Report back no later than every six months, thereafter, until all recommendations have been fully implemented.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

26.  Audit of Police Overtime and Lost Time: Cost and Risk Can Be Reduced (PDF)
From: Auditor
Recommendation:
  Request the City Manager to report back on or before August 2009, and every six months thereafter, regarding the implementation status of the audit recommendations in the attached audit report until each recommendation is fully implemented.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

27.  Naming the New Animal Shelter in Honor of Councilmember Dona Spring (PDF)
From:  Citizens Humane Commission
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution naming the New Animal Shelter in honor of Councilmember Dona Spring.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Kate O’ Connor, Commission Secretary, 981-7000

28.  Donation to Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) (PDF)
From: Parks and Recreation Commission
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution approving a donation to the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp annual fundraising auction for the following:  1) 4-day stay at Tuolumne Family Camp for 2 adults and 2 children; and; 2) two green Adirondack chairs from Tuolumne Camp.
Financial Implications:  Camps Fund - $1,449
Contact:  Virginia Aiello, Commission Secretary, 981-6700

29.   Cluster Bombs—The Convention on Cluster Munitions (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation: 
Adopt the following recommendations approved by the Peace & Justice Commission at its September 8, 2008 meeting:
1)   In keeping with its stated policy and practice regarding cluster munitions, the City of Berkeley should send a letter to George W. Bush, President of the United States, urging him to have the United States sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in Oslo, Norway on December 3, 2008, which commits the U.S. government to never again manufacture, use, or disseminate these weapons of indiscriminate destruction. The letter should further state that the City of Berkeley goes on record as urging all nations to sign onto this Convention on Cluster Munitions; and
2)   Copies of that letter should be sent to United States Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and United States Representatives Barbara Lee and Nancy Pelosi.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5100

Council Consent Items

30.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget funds to support the Berkeley-Albany YMCA, SEEDS, and Resources for Community Development (RCD) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of available funds from the Council Office Budgets of the Mayor and Council to support the Berkeley - Albany YMCA, SEEDS, and Resources for Community Development (RCD).
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

31.  Feasibility of Double Parking Fines on UC Berkeley Football Game Days In RPP Areas That Are Not Currently Enforced on Saturdays (PDF)
From:  Councilmember Wozniak
Recommendation:
  Ask the City Manager to look into the feasibility of doubling parking fines in Residential Parking Permit (RPP) areas affected by UC Berkeley football game days that that are not part of the Game Day Double Fine Program that was made permanent at the September 16, 2008 Council meeting. An extended double fine program might include RPP zones I, J, and K located South of the UC Berkeley campus that are not currently enforced on Saturdays and any other RPP areas that the City Manager feels are impacted by game day parking issues. It is requested that the City Manager report back to the council by April 2009, such that the City will have ample time to implement recommendations before the 2009 UC Berkeley football season begins.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact:  Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

32.  City Sponsorship of Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair (PDF)
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution approving city sponsorship of the Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair, to be held on December 13-24, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action Calendar

After the initial ten minutes of public comment on non-agenda items and public comment and action on consent items, the public may comment on each remaining item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.  Where an item was moved from the Consent Calendar to Action no speaker who has already spoken on that item would be entitled to speak to that item again.

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time. Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes.  The Presiding Officer may, with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue, allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Action Calendar – Appeals

33.  ZAB Appeal: 2516 Ellsworth Street (PDF)
       Attachment 5 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 06-20000087, to construct a 2,412 sq. ft. addition to an existing 903 sq. ft., one-story, two unit building, by expanding the footprint towards the rear yard and raising the existing house, thereby vertically extending a non-conforming front yard setback 5’ where 15’ is required, as well as establishing the one unenclosed parking space within a required side yard setback, and dismiss the appeal of this decision.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

34.  ZAB Appeal: 601 Spruce Street (PDF)
       Attachment 5 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution affirming the ZAB's decision to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 06-20000189 to construct a 480 sq. ft., partial third-story addition to an existing 1,590 sq. ft. two-story house, thereby increasing the average height from approximately 19'6'' to approximately 26'.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

35.  ZAB Appeal: 1725 University Avenue (PDF)
       Attachment 5 (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 07-10000020 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (with eight antennas and related equipment) for T-Mobile Wireless at 1725 University Avenue, and dismiss the appeal of this decision.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

36.  ZAB Appeal: 1540 Shattuck Avenue (PDF)
       Attachment 5 (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 03-10000048 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (with ten antennas and related equipment) for Verizon Wireless Communications at 1540 Shattuck Avenue, and dismiss the appeal of this decision.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b.     Communications
1.      Frances Strassman
2.      Patricia Cloud
3.      Shahruz, Polston, Purcell, Strassman, Jones
4.      Sarah Jones
5.      Lauren Purcell
6.      Pamela Johnson
7.      MacKenzie & Albritton LLP
8.      Melinda Lopez
9.      Kathie Taylor
10.    Harvey Sherback

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant.  The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.

Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

37.  ZAB Appeal: 1995-1999 El Dorado Avenue (PDF)
       Attachment 6 (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Conduct a public hearing to adopt amended findings and upon conclusion, approve Use Permit No. 08-10000055, to establish 4,234 square feet of office use in a renovated multi-tenant commercial building and to vertically expand an approximately 17.75-foot tall building to26.5 feet within a non-conforming front yard setback.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Information Reports
 
38.  Voluntary Time Off Program for FY 2009 – Revised Dates (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

39.  Status Report: Citywide Alcohol and Other Drugs Five-Year Work Plan (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

40.  Elimination Of Conviction History From City Job Application (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

41.  Unrepresented Temporary Employees (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

42.  Status Report: Police Staffing Audit (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

43.  Status Report: Public Library Activities (PDF)
From: Board of Library Trustees
Contact:  Donna Corbeil, Library, 981-6100

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. '1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a use permit or variance, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

 
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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on November 13, 2008 
 

Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk

Communications (PDF) 

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
1.    Linea Larsen

Climate Action Plan
2.   Daniella Thompson

Homelessness
3.   Pamela Iluore

Proposition 8
4.   James Morrison

Election Signs
5.   Robert Allen

Art of Democracy Exhibition
6.   Susan Noyes Platt
7.   Anita Dillman
8.   Patrick Merrill
9.   Art Hazelwood
10. Selene Vasquez
11. Gary-Paul Prince